Check out the latest Keep It INtown video featuring Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall visiting local businesses along the Downtown streetcar route.
The 8th Annual Junior League of Atlanta’s Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race presented by Verizon Wireless and Belk was a huge success. More than 2100 runners, walkers, kilts, strollers and dogs hit the streets of Atlantic Station to help raise funds to train and educate the membership of the League for effective community service, as well as to financially aid projects and programs of community partners where League volunteers serve. “The Junior League of Atlanta values Verizon Wireless’s participation and support of the Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race. The strong Verizon Wireless brand recognition combined with the financial donation allows us to reach more race participants in Atlanta and helps the League continue to serve as a catalyst for change in the Atlanta community,” said Lisa Dwyer, president of the Junior League of Atlanta.”
Yesterday, Georgia State University students participated in a dress rehearsal for the “Largest Walking Irish Flag” which will appear in the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade this Saturday, March 17 at noon. The walking flag is currently in the application process for a Guinness World Record – it is more than 4,000 square feet and will be worn by 60 GSU volunteers. The parade begins at the intersection of Ralph McGill and Peachtree and will finish at Little Five Points. Following the parade, there will be a St. Patrick’s Day Festival at 200 Peachtree, as well as a concert featuring Irish icon Liam O’Connor. Tickets and more information can be found at http://stpatsparadeatlanta.com/
Trees Atlanta and volunteers planted new trees along Freedom Parkway for Arbor Day and received a visit from The Lorax, the tree-loving character from Dr. Seuss’s famed children’s book. The film version of The Lorax opens March 2. (Photo by Jeff Keesee)
Monica Pearson (we still call her Kaufman… habits are hard to break) was honored by the Atlanta City Council today after she recently announced her retirement from WSB-TV after 37 years with the station. Pearson’s last regular broadcast as anchor will be in July.
A sneak peek at our February edition with Downtown as our cover story. We update you on the streetcar project, multi-modal terminal at The Gulch, the new playground at Woodruff Park, the future of the historic Imperial Hotel and profile Vintage The Barber Shop featured on in our cover image.
Decatur honored 14 Hometown Heroes in 2011 for contributions made to the Decatur community last month at the December Decatur Business Association meeting held at Agnes Scott College including Alan Ashe, Marc Brennan, Roger Bryant, Jodi Dick, Daniel Flores, Walter Kellar, Lori Leland Kirk, Louis & Sandra Rice, Susan Riley, Mark Sanders, Melissa Stratton, Seegar Swanson, and Kyle Williams. Hometown Heroes are those volunteers who work, often behind the scenes, to make the City of Decatur a better place to live, work, and play. They are nominated by people in the community and are judged by professionals who work with volunteers on a regular basis and do not know the nominees. All of the Hometown Heroes are also featured on the City of Decatur website at www.decaturga.com.
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Photographer Daniel Whitefield took the cover photo of four of our 20 Under 20 honorees, who will be featured in the January 2012 edition. Many thanks to Grady High School for letting us shoot on the campus. Pictured standing are Spelman student Gabrielle Moore and Grady student Eve Brown, while on top of the sign are Horizons School student Matt Dickson and Grady student Stone Persons.
Ever wondered how “the Gulch” came to be? In this installment of Atlanta’s Unseen Underground Walking Tour, Atlanta architect Jeff Morrison breaks down the history of the parcel of land in Downtown Atlanta and what’s in store for the future.